Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Austin Daye considers this season a failure

Usually when an NBA player hits his third season you know what kind of player he is. In the case of Detroit Pistons forward Austin Daye, he still remains a mystery. Daye didn't expect the season to go like this. Sitting on the bench and playing in spot duty. He thought it would be his breakout year and it has been far from it.

"My rookie year I wasn't expecting a whole lot but I got time here and there," Daye said. "This year is not what I thought coming into this season. You set goals for yourself and this year is a failure. Not a wasted year but a failure."

Daye went to play in Russia for two months during the lockout and he admitted that it was a mistake. He lost weight and is just now getting back to his playing weight of 205 from last season. It really didn't help his game either if you ask me.

Even though Daye has had a lost season, he says don't question his committment to the game.

"I want to make clear that I've been doing my job every day, getting my body right, trying to develop and get better," Daye said. "No matter what the situation may be, I'm still in the gym every day. I just want to let everyone know even though I'm not playing, I'm still putting forth the effort to do what's right."

He's going to have to put in more work this offseason since the Pistons will be in possession of a high draft pick and might be taking a small forward. For his sake he better hope for more playing time since it's the equal of garbage time for the Pistons.

Join the 'Bobby Petrino Motorcycle Club'

In light of Bobby Petrino being fired over his ill fated motorcycle ride, a t-shirt is now available to commemorate the experience.

Get one of these and be a member of the newest motorcycle club in Arkansas.

Gordon to play for the British in the London Olympics

When the Olympics roll around this summer in London, the British basketball team will have a few familiar faces. NBA players Ben Gordon (Detroit Pistons), Byron Mullens (Charlotte Bobcats), and Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls) will be suiting up for the host team.

British basketball says Deng, Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon and Charlotte Bobcats center Byron Mullens have “confirmed their availability and commitment” to play at the Olympics.

While Deng has played on the British team since 2007, Gordon and Mullens are available for the first time.

Deng and Gordon don't surprise me, but the addition of Mullens does. I don't think anyone knew that Mullens had dual citizenship or anything like that.